I thoroughly respect all the folks here who are dropping out of the R party.
I would respectfully submit that it could be wiser to stay in and try to fix it from inside. If only because third parties have worked only a couple times in over 200 years of American history....
Again, I do understand and would not presume to lecture anybody or claim I’m right about this.
Just a thought...
Happy New Year (!)
That's a long wait where a train don't come.
Thanks, I'd rather give myself a high colonic than support your party.
I just got done reading the fuller summary of the bill they passed.
What a horrible result!!!!
America elects a majority-Republican House and what do they do? Raise taxes yet again, in the middle of Obama’s Great Recession, too.
I would stay in the R party (to make sure can vote in R primaries, many states restrict primary votes to registrants in the respective parties)....I would never send a dime to the current R party central committee, but contribute to individual candidates (regardless of party) who look honest (that cuts down the check-writing a whole lot!) and who espouse sensible policies. NOT FURTHER TAX HIKES and ESPECIALLY NOT in the middle of this terrible downwards economic spiral (Even Keynes knew better than this!!!!!!! The ONLY possible explanation for all these horrible new taxes and tax hikes in the middle of a recession or depression is to deliberately destroy the economy once-and-for-all, or else we’ve elected a gaggle of total morons....which I doubt...)
Pray for America, and I withdraw my earlier note.
Happy New Year
” I would respectfully submit that it could be wiser to stay in and try to fix it from inside.”
At one time, that might have worked...back in the day when conservatives were a vital constituency. Those days are gone. The Republican Party is now controlled by liberals. Conservatives are no longer welcome. The party of Reagan is no more.
It’s time conservatives take the hint, form their own party and recruit candidates who will best represent their interests.
The problem is that there is a large RINO faction within the GOP whose entire political identity is centered upon their ability to "work with" Democrats. It will not be possible to take back the country without openly denouncing leftist policies and their continuing advocates, but if conservatives were successful in doing so, the RINOs would lose their raîson d'être; indeed, conservatives' success would hurt the RINOs far more than it hurts the Democrats (who can rely on a large base of unconditional support). Consequently, until the RINOs are eliminated, they will do everything possible to undermine conservatives.
If there were some way to eliminate the RINOs without destroying the non-infested parts of the GOP, that would be great, but I doubt the RINOs would allow it; even if we could destroy the RINOs with well-targeted attacks, I would expect the RINOs to take down the rest of the party with them.
Historically, third parties have seldom risen up enough to bump out one of the first two, but it has happened in the past. The present situation is not stable, and something big is going to happen; the only question is what.